Voyage Learning Campus - Year 9, 10 & 11 Staff
|Peter Williams||Acting Vice Principal|
|Sam Bailey-Price||Head of Faculty of Creative Arts & Food Technology|
|Joseph Stone||Teacher - Faculty Lead PSHE & Citizenship|
|Lara Morawiec||Lead Teacher Year 9 & Assistant SENCO|
|Andy Phillpotts||Lead for Motor Vehicle|
|Jane Beason||AP Coordinator|
|Gayle Wilton||Teaching Assistant|
|Sara Steele||Teaching Assistant|
|Tania McKenna||Teaching Assistant|
|Deborah Hodge||Data and Exams Officer|
Our Year 9, 10 and 11 provision is located on Oldmixon Crescent on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare and provides provision for up to 48 learners in Years 9 - 11. The site is a bespoke provision geared up to deliver both academic and vocational subjects. All students are given the opportunity to study for up to 6 GCSE courses and a wide range of other accredited qualifications including BTECs and ABC courses.
The Centre offers a wide range of accredited courses including:-
- Art & Design
- Art - Photography
- BTEC Home Cooking Skills
- ABC Awards in Motor Vehicle studies
- ASDAN Awards
Students are taught in small individual year groups.
Support and Intervention
Personalised learning is a key part to the way we work in Centre, with each student receiving an individual learning programme with specific learning targets. The curriculum is tailored to match the individual student needs. This includes lessons individually differentiated for each student, supported by Pastoral Support Plans. Within the centre an Assistant SENCO ensures that appropriate interventions are put in place for each student. Each student has a Key Tutor who they meet every week. The Key Tutor also contacts parents by phone on a weekly or on occasions more frequent basis. Students are placed in the different parts of the centre based on whether they require a more kinaesthetic learning package or more academic subject package.
The Key Tutor is the first point of contact for parents who may wish to check on their child’s progress or alert the Centre to any issues or concerns they may have. Student progress reviews are held bi-termly with the student, parents/carers and these are organised by the Key Tutor.
Key Tutors meet regularly with students to discuss progress, set targets and any issues the student may have, this is a key relationship in the school.
Rewards and sanctions are an important part of supporting students to make progress. Students can earn 10 points per lesson. Points are awarded as follows:-
- 3 points for working throughout the lesson
- 3 points for acceptable behaviour
- 2 points for appropriate language
- 2 points for punctuality
When students have accumulated enough points they earn vouchers. Other opportunities exist for students to earn certificates, phone calls home and partake in reward trips.
Transition to Post 16
All of our students have access to a Youth Employment Services (YES) Coordinator who offers independent careers guidance, organises visits to colleges, help students' complete applications to college, apprenticeships or employment/training courses. As a Centre we also arrange visiting speakers and college taster days. Work experience is on offer to all students and our coordinator arranges everything including the appropriate Health and Safety and insurance checks. Our YES Coordinator also accompanies students on college visits and monitors them until they reach the age of 19.